• WONS2019

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The Internet of Things (IoT) has and will continue to permeate many aspects of everyday life. However, IoT de- vices often use wireless communication to transfer their data, which may experience ambient noise and multipath fading. This, together with the wide heterogeneity in types of devices, leads to the emergence of unidirectional links in IoT networks. Surprisingly, many routing protocols for wireless networks either do not account for such links or employ radical mechanisms, like blacklisting. In this paper, we leverage the features of Software-Defined Networking (SDN) to develop a network discovery algorithm that is able to cope with unidirectional links, while containing the control overhead. We provide a proof-of-concept implementation of an SDN protocol for constrained devices that uses our algorithm and perform experiments. The experiment results show that our solution is scalable and performs well both for unidirectional links as well as for fully bidirectional networks.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication15th Wireless On-demand Network systems and Services Conference, IEEE/IFIP WONS 2019
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-903176-13-3
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event15th Wireless On-demand Network systems and Services Conference - Wengen, Switzerland
Duration: 22 Jan 201924 Jan 2019
Conference number: 15


Conference15th Wireless On-demand Network systems and Services Conference
Abbreviated titleWONS 2019

    Research areas

  • Software-Defined Networking, Unidirectional Links, Wireless Sensor Networks

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